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Notice: Mail-in voting is a convenient and safe way to vote, but your ballot might not count if it’s submitted late or with errors. So follow the directions below on how to vote early or absentee and make your vote count in Nevada.
Voting by mail is a one step process in Nevada. It is a vote-by-mail state, meaning that all registered voters receive a ballot in the mail.
Step 1: After you complete your ballot, be sure to return ASAP!
Need your ballot sent to a different address? Apply here ASAP (deadline May 31st at 5 p.m.) and follow the steps listed above. If it is your first time voting in Nevada, you need to submit a copy of your photo ID with your application.
Remember to sign your return ballot. After you complete your ballot, be sure to sign the outside of the return envelope. Be sure that your signature matches your signature on file with the state! If you registered online or at the DMV, check the signature on your license. If the signature does not match, your ballot could be tossed and will not count.
If you return your ballot by mail, your postage is prepaid.
You can also drop off your ballot in person at your local elections office, or drop box.
Any designated person can drop off a ballot for you.
You will receive a vote by mail ballot, but you have the option to surrender your vote by mail ballot at a polling location and vote in person.
Nevada does offer voters a chance to address challenges to their ballot.
Your state has a cure period, which means you can “cure” a challenge to the signature on your ballot if it was done incorrectly. Your local elections office is required to contact you and give you options to remedy your ballot. may cure your ballot until the 7th day after Election Day.
You may get a call from a number you do not recognize with a notification that you need to cure your ballot. Be sure to pick so you don’t miss your chance to make sure your vote is counted.
Some first-time voters who did not complete voter registration form may be asked to show ID at the polls. They may show one of the following:
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Primary Type (D): Closed
Primary Type (R): Closed
The election is a closed primary. You can only vote in the primary of your political party affiliation. If you are not affiliated with a political party, you can request a non-partisan ballot.
The Nevada primary election includes the following races:
– U.S. senator and representatives
– Nevada governor
– State legislators
– Judicial races
– School boards
– Municipal government seats
Your state automatically registers people to vote at the address on their drivers license or other state issued ID card. If you have moved but have not updated your ID with your new address, changed your name or want to add a political party selection, you must update your voter registration. Click here to check to see if you are registered to vote, and update your registration if needed.
You can register to vote and cast your ballot on Election Day at your polling place or local elections office. Bring a valid ID and proof of residence with you.
Click here for early voting locations in your county.
Some states have laws that specifically allow citizens to preregister at a certain age while others allow registration as long as you’re 18 by the next election. Preregistration means you’ll be automatically registered to vote on your 18th birthday without taking any additional steps.
In Nevada, you can preregister to vote if you are 17. Register to vote today!
Some states even let you vote in their primaries at 17 if you’ll be 18 by the general election so you can participate in the whole process!
You can not vote in the Nevada primaries if you are 17 by the next election.